The Youth Mentoring Project is designed to target the complex barriers that face low income youth in the greater Pasadena area. Stars provides a network of relationships for students in middle school, high school and college that provide academic support, leadership opportunities, and mentoring relationships that help students stay in school and prepare for and succeed in college.
Stars serves students in the Pasadena Unified School District footprint and the broader San Gabriel Valley. Stars seeks to expand staff hours, hire an additional mentor coach, and expand our college scholarship support, and increase the number of students in the program.
"How has having a mentor helped you? " "She’s helped me understand certain things in life, made me have an open mind, and help me figure things out when I feel completely lost. She gave me another perspective, and allowed me to look up to somebody."
"Stars is grateful to be chosen as Ready to Rise grantees, and are appreciative of the opportunity to strengthen our Youth Mentoring Project. Stars’ goal is to provide a network of caring relationships for low income middle school, high school and college students; supporting students through after-school programming, mentoring, youth leadership opportunities, and preparation and support to succeed in college and graduate with a bachelor’s degree."